- The definition of a verb is a word that expresses action or a state of being.
An example of a verb is write.
Origin: Middle English verbe from Old French from Classical Latin verbum, word (used as translated, translation of Glassical Greek rhēma, verb, origin, originally , word)
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- Abbr. V or vb.a. The part of speech that expresses existence, action, or occurrence in most languages.b. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, as be, run, or conceive.
- A phrase or other construction used as a verb.
Origin: Middle English verbe, from Old French, from Latin verbum, word, verb (translation of Greek rhēma, word, verb); see wer-5 in Indo-European roots.
verb - Cultural Definition
A word that represents an action or a state of being. Go, strike, travel, and exist are examples of verbs. A verb is the essential part of the predicate of a sentence. The grammatical forms of verbs include number, person, and tense. (See auxiliary verb, infinitive, intransitive verb, irregular verb, participle, regular verb, and transitive verb.)